Rudy Giuliani called on The New York Times to allow the campaign to purchase a full page ad at the same discounted rate they provided MoveOn.Org for their â€œabominableâ€ ad attacking General Petraeus.
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The New York Times dramatically slashed its normal rates for a full-page advertisement for MoveOn.org’s ad questioning the integrity of Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq.
Headlined “Cooking the Books for the White House,” the ad which ran in Monday’s Times says Petraeus is “a military man constantly at war with the facts” and concluded – even before he testified before Congress – that “General Petraeus is likely to become General Betray Us.”
According to Abbe Serphos, director of public relations for the Times, “the open rate for an ad of that size and type is $181,692.”
A spokesman for MoveOn.org confirmed to The Post that the liberal activist group had paid only $65,000 for the ad – a reduction of more than $116,000 from the stated rate.
Left Wing Fringe Rag may be TOO mild of a term.
Remember the ad:
Senate Democratic leaders on Wednesday rejected the call by the top U.S. general in Iraq to send 30,000 U.S. troops home by next summer, saying it does not go far enough.
“This is unacceptable to me, it’s unacceptable to the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Reid said the recommendation by Gen. David Petraeus, expected to be embraced by President Bush in a speech to the nation on Thursday, “is neither a drawdown or a change in mission that we need. His plan is just more of the same.”
“I call on the Senate Republicans to not walk lockstep as they have with the president for years in this war. It’s time to change. It’s the president’s war. At this point it also appears clear it’s also the Senate Republicans’ war,” Reid told a Capitol Hill news conference.
But, will the Democrats in Congress be able to change USA Iraq War policy?
NOPE – nor do they have the will to do so.
Reid and Pelosi will be content to sit back and KARP on Bush hoping the United States mission eventually fails.
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Gen. David Petraeus waits to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the future course of the war in Iraq.
The Wall Street Journal has comprehensive coverage.
Links (Courtesy of Matt Drudge):
- Iran fighting 'proxy war in Iraq'...
- Military objectives of surge 'are in large measure being met'...
- Premature drawdown would be 'devastating'...
- Believes U.S. can reduce forces to pre-surge levels by next summer -- to about 130,000 troops... MORE...
- PETRAEUS TESTIMONY...
- CROCKER TESTIMONY...
- SLIDES [PDF]...
- Surge to peak at 172,000 in mid-October...
- Hearing starts with Democratic criticism...
- CINDY SHEEHAN ARRESTED AT HEARING...
- VIDEO: CODE PINK PROTESTERS ESCORTED OUT...